Odds and Ends
Not so surprising surprise
2 8, 8:14am
Just because the surprise is essential for the product to be a surprise product doesn't mean the surprise has to be *inside* the product. As a surprise product, Kinder Eggs function just fine when the surprise is contained outside the egg, as in the "Kinder Joy" version; contrast that with a popsicle or lollipop, which would be much more difficult to use if the treat and stick were packaged separately. I say this as someone who grew up with them available and has lived in the US for many years.
And on that note, the US justice system isn't nearly as overdeveloped as general opinion would have you believe. Unfortunately, that's's because most of that general opinion is driven by smear campaigns from people who think that the best way to undermine the US justice system is to get people to think that Americans are sue-happy and need to be taken down a peg. Most frivolous lawsuits we hear about are either a) thrown out of court immediately, or b) perfectly reasonable but unique in a way that sounds very bad. See: